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Historical Items

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Item 27839

Schooner Lizzie Carr, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27842

Schooner Margaret Throop, Thomaston, 1918

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27826

Creighton Limekilns, Thomaston, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… Warren to the yard surrounding Knox’s Wharf in Thomaston, becoming one of the most prominent shipbuilders in Thomaston history.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

At first, raw materials were plentiful. Once nearby forests were depleted, local shipyard owners purchased rights to great tracts of land for…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

Images from the Davistown Museum and the Thomaston Historical Society Thomaston has been associated with shipbuilding for over 200 years.